Submission Regulatory Standards Bill

Submission: Regulatory Standards Bill

The Taskforce has produced a report and draft Bill of exceptional quality. The Bill provides the best current option for improving regulatory quality, even though on its own it is no panacea. It may be capable of improvement as it passes through parliament. On this basis we recommend strongly that it should proceed. Read more

New Zealand Business Roundtable
16 August, 2011
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Submission: New Zealand’s 2050 Emissions Reduction Target

This is a submission by the Major Electricity Users’ Group and the New Zealand Business Roundtable on the paper “Gazetting New Zealand’s 2050 Emissions Target - Minister’s Position Paper” released 29th January 2011 by the Minister for Climate Change Issues along with a media release “50 by 50 emissions reduction target proposed”. Read more

Ralph Matthes and Roger Kerr
3 March, 2011
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Submission: Welfare Working Group paper Reducing Long-Term Benefit Dependency: The Options

We see the issue of welfare dependency and welfare costs as hugely important – economically, fiscally and socially. The WWG’s work should be seen in the context of the precarious current economic situation, with an anaemic GDP growth outlook and dangerous external vulnerabilities due to very high foreign indebtedness. Within a short period of time demographic trends will add to fiscal pressures with the prospect of higher government spending on superannuation, health and welfare. Read more

New Zealand Business Roundtable
23 December, 2010
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Submission: Financial Markets (Regulators and KiwiSaver) Bill

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has the potential to play a positive role in relation to New Zealand’s financial markets provided that its approach to the exercise of its significant regulatory powers is measured and responsible. Read more

New Zealand Business Roundtable
16 November, 2010
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Submission: Savings Working Group

The Business Roundtable welcomes the establishment of the Savings Working Group. We think there has been much mistaken analysis around savings over the past decade, especially by the Treasury, and that as a result, costly policies have been based on false premises. Read more

New Zealand Business Roundtable
24 September, 2010
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Submission: Holidays Amendment Bill

Holidays legislation remains complex and difficult to administer. It is far less problematical in many countries, including Australia. Moreover, the costs associated with the additional week’s leave have slowed the rate of real wage growth for affected workers. Read more

New Zealand Business Roundtable
22 September, 2010
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Submission: Employment Relations Amendment Bill (No 2)

The Business Roundtable believes that New Zealand employment law has become unnecessarily complex and costly for both employers and employees. Contrary to common misconceptions, there is no inherent and systematic imbalance in bargaining power in the labour market. As a consequence we believe employment law should move in the direction of standard contract law. Read more

New Zealand Business Roundtable
22 September, 2010
Submission Welfare Working Groups Paper Long Term Benefit Dependency The Issues

Submission: Welfare Working Group's Paper, 'Long-Term Benefit Dependency: The Issues'

The Business Roundtable welcomes the establishment of the Welfare Working Group (WWG). Welfare dependency is an enormous problem that blights the lives of many people and has wider deleterious social and economic effects. Its roots lie in a welfare system that, despite the admirable intentions of its founders, has over time eroded the acceptance of personal responsibility, diminished self-reliance and weakened the family as a social institution. Read more

New Zealand Business Roundtable
20 September, 2010
Submission Ministry of Economic Development on the Reform of Securities Trading Law

Submission: Ministry of Economic Development Discussion Paper: Review of Securities Law

The Business Roundtable does not propose to individually address each of the 204 questions presented in the Discussion Paper but instead address five key issues arising from it. These include: The public policy framework for evaluating New Zealand's securities laws; the scope of the securities laws; the substantive duties of disclosure; the standards of liability under the securities laws; and the securities law reform process. Read more

New Zealand Business Roundtable
19 August, 2010
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Submission: Consumer Law Reform Discussion Paper

This submission focuses on making three high-level comments on the discussion paper: problem definition, the need for the law to protect reputable suppliers and customers alike, and the case for general and enduring statute law rather than for detailed law that can quickly become obsolescent. Read more

New Zealand Business Roundtable
30 July, 2010

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